February 15, 2018 / 9:34 AM / 3 months ago

France to back Spain's de Guindos for ECB VP role - government source

PARIS (Reuters) - France will “most likely” support Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos for the role of European Central Bank Vice-President, a French government source told Reuters on Thursday.

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos attends a plenary session at Spain's Parliament in Madrid, Spain, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera

French President Emmanuel Macron’s office declined to comment. Macron said earlier this week he was more interested in the competence of candidates regarding key EU roles, rather than in their nationality.

Reporting by Michel Rose, Yann Le Guernigou and Jean-Baptiste VeyEditing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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